Average Salary for Indiana University (IU) - Bloomington Alumni

Indiana University, a school in Bloomington, Ind., has roughly 37,000 undergrads. The school is known for its strong athletic tradition (Go Hoosiers!), and the urban environment gives students ample opportunity to discover new neighborhoods, restaurants, concerts, and more. The data for this snapshot was collected from IU graduates who took PayScale's salary survey.

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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Aug 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,014
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107 South Indiana Ave.
Bloomington, IN 47405-7000

Indiana University (IU), Bloomington, Indiana University (IU)



State School, Research University, For Sports Fans

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Graduates of IU head into a range of vocations when it comes to work; the financial services industry, the consulting industry, and the manufacturing industry are just a few professional areas popular among alumni. The most highly represented industry among alumni is the education industry. The average starting salary for a graduate of IU is $61K.


It's worth noting that female graduates earn a median salary of $52K whereas the men's median is about $70K.


The biggest paychecks among IU alumni are earned by Finance Managers — these former students make a median salary of approximately $102K per year. The next biggest paychecks go to Senior Financial Analysts (around $78K) and Software Engineers ($73K). Sliding in near the bottom are Business Analysts, who report earnings of $54K.


Many IU grads flock to Indianapolis, Ind. The top-paying city popular with IU alumni is Washington, DC, which offers a median salary of $75K. Home to the lowest median salary for IU alumni is Fort Wayne, Ind., a popular place for former students despite its around $44K average paycheck. Graduates also relocate to Chicago, Ill. and Bloomington, Ind.

Degree Major

With a median annual earnings of $124K per year, former Hoosiers who have a Master of Business Administration (MBA), Marketing & Management are the best paid among the alumni population. On the other end of the spectrum, those with a B.A. in Journalism tend to do the worst in terms of salary, making an average $42K per year.


Competency in Financial Analysis translates into above-average pay for former Hoosiers — they earn 17 percent more than their fellow graduates. IU grads are usually competent in Project Management, and about one in eight alumni continue practicing this skill in their career. Other top skills include Microsoft Excel, Data Analysis, and Microsoft Office.

Benefits and Perks

Only about one in three grads enjoy paid vacation and one in five survey participants receive sick leave. To plan for old age, most respondents maintain savings accounts through a company's 401(k) plan. Most survey participants have medical plans, and a fair number of respondents have dental insurance. Other benefits awarded to Indiana University alumni include a casual working environment, life insurance, a company-subsidized cell phone, and tuition reimbursement.

Related Schools

University of Kentucky grads bring in salaries of around $62K, making them the most similar to IU alumni in terms of earnings. The University of Cincinnati-Main Campus, the University of Louisville, and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign are also similar to IU.

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SAT Scores 1570 1910
ACT Scores 24 30

Key Stats for Indiana University (IU) - Bloomington


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$32,824 - $75,400
$39,825 - $94,503

Job Satisfaction

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based on 219 votes.
$34,044 - $79,261
$35,334 - $80,692
$36,630 - $123,839
$29,814 - $61,906
$34,765 - $93,941

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